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Backyard Adventures of Iowa Brings Moms Happiness

Moms are amazing at planning, executing, navigating, manuevering, prepping, and every other task a mama does in a day! The day you give birth, you assume all those superhuman powers that enable you to be EVERYTHING for your child. But some days, mama just needs a break!

Take a minute and think about that moment when your kids are playing independently, creating imaginative play — without the help of mama or a technological device? It makes a mama’s heart happy, doesn’t it?

One of our favorite local businesses – Backyard Adventures – makes mamas do a happy dance.

Need the perfect play set for summer? Looking for a Goalsetter hoop for your basketball star? Comfy adirondaks for the new patio? A safe and friendly place for the kids to play on a rainy day? Or a fun location for your next birthday party or group get together?

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About Backyard Adventures

Backyard Adventures in Urbandale sells a large variety of premium wood play sets and swing sets at reasonable prices for the ultimate in backyard family fun. They also sell basketball hoops and outdoor furniture.

Serving all of central Iowa, their highest priority is providing the best customer service for you and your family.  Several of our families have shopped at Backyard Adventures and have been beyond thrilled with their purchases as well as the staff’s outstanding customer service.

Here’s what a few local DMMB moms had to say:

My husband and I built a new home last year, and from the very beginnings of our planning, we intended that our first “outdoor improvement” would be the addition of a “good” basketball hoop — the kind I had seen at Backyard Adventures during a Des Moines Moms Blog play date. My husband had always said that Goalsetters are the best, so naturally, that’s what I wanted. 🙂

One Saturday early this spring, we decided it was time to make the long-awaited purchase. We loaded the kids up and headed to Backyard Adventures to order our new basketball hoop! Let me tell you, this was the best shopping-with-Mommy experience my kids have ever had. What other store has multiple playgrounds for kids to freely use while mom and dad take care of business?!

The staff at Backyard Adventures were friendly and knowledgable, explaining the differences between our options and making recommendations according to our desires. With orders in high volume, their installers were backed up; but a short two weeks later, our new Goalsetter hoop was standing tall, sporting my husband’s Hawkeye pride and doing its part to make our new house feel like home.

The entire installation process was hassle-free for my husband and me. We placed a flag where we wanted the hoop, and Backyard Adventures took care of everything else. They called Iowa One Call, they dug the hole (with much care as they worked around our irrigation system) — they even cleaned up every trace of their mess.

With courtesy — that’s how we were treated the whole step of the way. And if the kids can talk us into that new play set they’re wanting, we will have every reason to work with Backyard Adventures again.

– Angela S., Ankeny mom of 4

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We go to Backyard Adventures all the time to play and I always thought the swing sets were pretty amazing. In our last home we had a smaller swing set from Walmart, but the quality wasn’t terrific. We did get what we paid for – which wasn’t much. When we moved to our new home we had a bigger yard so we wanted to find a better fit for us.

I took my kids to Backyard Adventures one day and talked with Blaine. He helped me decide what we needed and what would work best with the ages of our family. He was very helpful and patient. They were having one of their sales so it was perfect timing! Plus, the installation of the swing set was included in the price, so my husband couldn’t have been happier. They came out a week before it was scheduled to be delivered and discussed where we would put it. On installation day, two guys came out and it was up in half a day.

We had a birthday party for my seven-year-old and we had SEVEN seven-year-old boys on the platform and not once was I worried about it falling apart. I love the lifetime warranty. The staff was great and knowledgeable. Definitely worth the money. It was a great experience from shopping to buying to installation. I highly recommend them. And in the winter I still take my kids for indoor play time at Backyard Adventures!

– Kayse C., Des Moines mom of 5

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Open Play Times

Backyard AdventuresBackyard Adventures is the perfect place for those chilly days, rainy days, or any other day when your kiddos need some new scenery!

Check out their open play times to get the crazies out when cabin fever sets in. We love meeting other mamas there, Starbucks in hand, getting a few conversations in while the kids run wild!

Events Made Easy

Check out their affordable prices and times for parties to make your child’s next birthday a wonderful adventure. The private party room gives you plenty of space to open gifts and share cake and ice cream. The owners of Backyard Adventures make it so easy on you with most of the planning already done. Call them at 515.270.2433 to schedule your next event.

Hear how much fun we had there at a Contributor party and both of our Frozen Princess events last September and October.

Connect with Backyard Adventures

Backyard Adventures’ showroom is conveniently located at 3135 99th Street in Urbandale. Be sure to visit them soon and see all they have to offer.

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This post was sponsored by Backyard Adventures of Iowa. All opinions expressed are our own. 

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